This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks Vol. 27
Feel Like A Stranger, Brown Eyed Women, The Same Thing, Loose Lucy, Memphis Blues, Row Jimmy, Let It Grow Shakedown Street, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Jam-> Dark Star*-> All Along The Watchtower-> Stella Blue-> Good Lovin', E: Casey Jones
Dan Healy 2 track pa sbd dat master > Healy cassette (made by Dan for Phil Lesh) > confiscated by Dick Latvala > analog to digital by kingbee using Aoxoa's nak dragon for playback > panasonic sv3800 dat > HHb800> CDR; stemming from Tommy Banjo & MerryPranksterTree, seeded to etree by StoneBear
Dan Healy 2 track pa sbd dat master > Healy cassette > analog to digital by kingbee using Aoxoa's nak dragon for playback > panasonic sv3800 dat > HHb800> CDR
February 15, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
August 17, 2016 Subject:
Got the cachet
Although some noted this show at the time as perhaps the best of the pseudo-NYE run (lots of Bay Area fans were happy to see a Casey Jones), it seems to have had a lot more attention since official release. That said, I wouldn't put it above 12/3 or 12/6 (and March was probably the peak month of '92), but, okay, sure, it's the best of the run, overall. Take this 1st set with the next night's 2nd set and you have the best show of Fall '92.
First Set. The end jam is money on Feel Like a Stranger, though Bobby isn't in the mix yet. Brown Eyed Women has a great solo. After a decent-enough couple, Stuck Inside of Mobile may be 92's best - Jer is still on for Row Jimmy as well and Let it Grow is the peak way to end a set.
Second Set. Samson is good but the rest pre-Drums is meh. Space was great at this time and inspired Jer to explore his MIDI. It smears into a great Dark Star - one of just 6 in '92. The rest is average and though Casey Jones was the first since its June return, they clearly hadn't practiced for its appearance. People go goo goo for Gidget's Dark Star but Casey was rare. In my many years of touring I never saw one (though I did shows this month, not this one). There was one more a few months later, then poof! But you had to be there.
1st Set: B- 2nd Set: C
Overall = 3 Stars
Brown Eyed Women - Jer having good show
Let it Grow - a point where they all come together
Dark Star - one of 92's three best
SOURCES: Good matrix, stonebear SBD or Dick's #27.
A keeper. Around Playin' it's clear the band *knows* they are absolutely on top of this show and even seem somewhat amazed by the fact - after all, this *is* '92, and Garcia was just re-emerging. I think the Casey Jones encore is really more about reassuring the crowd.
Set 1 - Always got to feel good when they power-drive Stranger right to those final chords; everything else in the set is just fine, if not utterly amazing - and then comes Let It Grow.....man, after all the versions of this I've heard I'm still amazed when they can really push *serious* art up through this one - listen to Bobby in the final lyrical chorus - he's totally humbled.
Set 2 - Shakedown goes through a rip-roaring jam that dissolves into an absolute MONSTER Samson - they're hot and they absolutely *know* it - W-O-W!!! Playin', as said, exudes that carefree jazz confidence....Dark Star one could conceivably argue is actually around 20 minutes long, kind of just gradually emerging and constituting out of Space - it's just as if the band keep piling one layer of icing on top of another here!
Great choice for an official release - '92 may be the one year I've listened to least, but may have to reassess that after hearing shows like this!
October 17, 2012 Subject:
I was there! And just now i finished listening to an audience copy. This is so solid. Garcia's voice is excellent, and I didn't notice any issues with missed lyrics throughout. The vibe is totally there from Stranger through Casey Jones. Yep, don't underestimate the first set. Great show all around, but I gotta point out BEW and Samson. This is one monster of a '92 show. It's almost flawless. It's too bad the soundboards are off limits:( I doubt I'll buy it even as smoking as this show is. I already have so many great shows of high quality...
December 1, 2011 Subject:
Shakedown from 78 to 95
Have you listened to all the Shakedowns from 78 - 95 other than the three standouts you mentioned? Did you forget 7/15/88 or 4/30/88? or my sleeper 1/28/87
May 9, 2011 Subject:
If you cant understand why this show was chosen as a Dicks Picks I suggest giving it another listen and if you cant hear how "ON" the band is then you need some schooling in the GD archives. Every song is played to perfection (with the exception of a small flub in Casey Jones....which is minor) Jerry's voice also sounds really good all around.
Personally I love every single song in this show but the last 3 songs of the first set (Stuck Inside of Mobile, Row Jimmy, Let It Grow) are incredible and worth mentioning. Listen to Jerry's solos in Row Jimmy. The Shakedown is one for the ages. In my opinion its one of the best/hottest version they ever played. The whole band is just feeding off each other, trading licks everywhere, especially towards the end Bobby breaks out some SICK riffs. Out of all the versions of Shakedown Ive heard from 78-95 this is the one of the most powerful and creative of them all. (11-24-78 - Capitol Theater - Passaic NJ is really hot and so is 10/25/79 - New Haven Coliseum - New Haven, CT) Playing in the Band has some excellent jamming and Stella Blue is beautiful.
I believe this is the 2nd to last time Casey Jones is played. This is just one of those shows you can listen to over and over. The whole show just has a good energy about it. Highly recommend getting Dicks Picks 27.
Okay, so what gives? Why does Rhino pull all the soundboards from being downloaded? So they can have more commercial releases.
Then why do they still allow the posting of audience shows of commercially released CD's? It's not very smart business.
Who is going to pay a primo price for a primo show if they can get it for free? That's right. No one.
Economics 101 was obviously not taken by the numbnuts who are in charge. It's a real simple concept; supply = demand. If your supply is free, there is no demand. DUH!!!
Anyway, as with all the shows that I've heard that have been commercially release, there is a reason they have been released. It's usually because they kick ass. DP 27 is no exception. Sweet ass show.
Download it, buy it from dead.net, stream it. Good, solid show. Peace and hang loose.
I was at this show and let me say this was the tightest, cleanest show I had heard the Dead play that whole year. My friends and I toured that year..there were good shows and not so good shows up until this one. A lot of people were tired & feeling a little disapointed w/ the shows leading up to this one. But when they came out on stage there was a buzz and no denying the electricty (as cheesy as that sounds)that flowed through the band and straight throu us. Every member in the band that night hit each note, each chorus on que, Jerry actually remembered the words to all the songs. I remember being in the hallway next to the speakers and stopped dancing to look around and what I saw was beautiful..Every single person was up and dancing..the ones that shocked me the most were the groups of people who weren't on tour anymore to hear their favorite band..only to hang out & get high. But even they were dancing & shouting & clapping..people who weren't at the show might look at the set list and think it wasn't all that spectacular. All I can say is it was definitely one of those shows you just had to be at to truly understand and appreciate their performance. That SHAKEDOWN ST was just sick, Jerry & Bobby going at it feeding off the other and the guitar towards the end and that was Bobby! I don't know the last time I heard Bobby step up and experiement. Anyway, I truly feel blessed to have been a part of that night it will forever be etched in my head.
Reviewer:poor willie john
August 16, 2005 Subject:
Mama always said if I didn't have anything nice to say...
July 20, 2005 Subject:
This is a very nice show with good energy. But personally I prefer 12/6 from this era.
July 13, 2005 Subject:
just thought I'd add ...
for the quizzical or interested... there's an article published in "their" media which, when deciphered, (IMHO) adequately describes what was going on during the second set of this show mentioned by so many people.
It was a biographical piece in "The New Yorker" magazine just after Jerry's death, during the wave of media tributes. A little scary when mainstream critics are conscious and able convey such things in print -- but, being in babylon, not allowed to be accurate. (Par 3 is simple ignorance and disrespect)
April 26, 2005 Subject:
Diamond in the Rough
I think it's just one of the more solid shows from the era...for those of us who like Vince (some of us do) and also like the way Jerry's guitar and synths sounded in the 90's (not to mention the many new songs) it's nice to hear something consistent, passionate, and without too many clams! Obviously if you hold it up to say 3/30/90 or 5/7&8/77 you can see a big difference, and there's no comparing the energy of the band with their younger days in any era. But the boys can still do it to this day...those that are left!
April 5, 2005 Subject:
gonna get killed
Probably gonna take some heat for this but I found the show spectacularly average. Many people love this show and it was a Dicks picks, but to this day I can't see what the fuss is about. By no means bad, but also nothing so amazing that it had to be a dicks picks.
All right, I'm ready, tell me what I'm missing....
May 30, 2004 Subject:
Out of 100+ shows I ever saw with 75%+ being in the Bay Area this was a standout evening to be sure and probably one of the last times it seems everyone was "On". This is one of those evenings that the band and crowd feed of each other to achieve those highs deadheads sought out of a show. From the first notes of Phil on Shakedown to the Casey the band was in the groove.
May 4, 2004 Subject:
Just one of the best shows I ever saw. Oakland was rocking. Casey is the moment most folks will remember, but there is some lovely work along the way.